HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- The unofficial start to summer came with important warnings on Monday along some of West Michigan's most popular beaches. The threat of dangerous currents up and down the lakeshore kept some people out of the water, but not everyone.
At times, Holland State Park looked more like a private beach on Memorial Day. There were few people on the sand and even fewer jumping in the water.
"More space for me, so I'm good with that," said kite surfer Steffen Lipsky.
The state park had a yellow flag raised on the beach, which is meant to urge caution to beach-goers because of possible dangerous currents. However, Steffen Lipsky thrives on that strong wind.
"You always have to be careful what you're doing and watch out," said Lipsky. "I wear a life vest, some protective gear, and with the kite you've got some floating devices."